"In a recent CDC weekly report it again raises awareness that serious injuries and medical complications caused by coin lithium battery digestion is on the rise. I wanted to share some information with you about what Energizer is doing to help promote child safety and offer a solution to the problem.
Energizer is the first to introduce a significant packaging improvement designed to reduce the occurrence of ingestions of coin-sized button batteries by children and the associated medical complications. The innovative new packaging, coming soon to store shelves nationwide, is made from more durable and flexible materials that make it very difficult for young children to open. This new packaging meets Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines for child-resistant packaging. In addition to deterring children from getting into the package, Energizer has added easily understood icons on the front of the package to let parents know to keep the batteries away from small children, along with detailed warning copy advising of the danger of ingesting coin cell batteries and how to get help if they are swallowed. While the transition at retail may take some time, it is fully expected to be complete prior to the upcoming Holiday season.
In addition, last year, the company teamed up with Safe Kids to establish The Battery Controlled to help raise awareness of the issue:www.thebatterycontrolled.com."
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